Welcome to the Lareau lab. Our research uses computational methods and high-throughput experiments to understand how post-transcriptional processes lead to robust and flexible control of gene expression.

Liana Lareau is an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. We are part of the Innovative Genomics Institute, where our wet and dry lab space is housed. Our graduate students come from several PhD programs, and interested students are encouraged to apply through the Berkeley/UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering, the Computational Biology PhD Program, or the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.


[5/2020] Welcome to new graduate students Maria McSharry (MCB), Anna Rogers (MCB), and Helen Sakharova (Comp Bio)!

[4/2020] Our work sequencing SARS-CoV-2 genomes was funded with an Excellence in Research Award from UCSF & GlaxoSmithKline's Laboratory for Genomics Research.

[12/2019] Preprint posted: Single-cell RNA-seq led to a surprising model of alternative splicing: individual cells make one isoform or the other, but rarely both in one cell. Graduate student Carlos Buen Abad Najar, working with Nir Yosef and Liana Lareau, shows that this is an artifact of low mRNA recovery.

[7/2019] The lab is growing! Welcome to new graduate students, Amanda Mok from the Computational Biology PhD Program and Karinna Vivanco from the Bioengineering PhD Program. And welcome to new wet lab manager, Eli Lyons.

[7/2019] Liana Lareau selected as the Innovative Genomics Institue's SKCF Faculty Scholar.

[3/2019] Notice of Award! The Lareau lab was awarded our first NIH R01 grant to support our work on codon choice, translation, and protein output.

[11/2018] Very big news: Liana Lareau has accepted a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Berkeley's Department of Bioengineering, to start January 2019. Exciting times ahead as the Lareau lab expands in our new home.


Liana Lareau
512B Innovative Genomics Institute Building
2151 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720